1996 Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) Convention

Here is a another form of carbon known as SINGLE WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES. Again, Richard Smalley of Rice University is interested in this form of carbon and supplied us with material. Each nanotube is 1.2 nm in diameter and consists of a hexagonal network of carbon atoms. Here you can see bundles of nanotubes. These are proposed by Professor Smalley to be more than 1 METER in length and the strongest "twine" in the world. If you would like to see more of our work on this, go to Carbon Nanotube Imaging on our homepage.

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